Aerial Visions in Azede Jean-Pierre’s World

Feb 11, 2014 at 9:00 am |
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Azede Jean - New York Fashion Week F/W '14

Photo Credit: Marisol Tudela

New York Fashion Week is back and with that many new designers ambitiously try to make it in this aggressive industry. Azede Jean-Pierre, who made her official NYFW debut last September, with a very well-received colorful spring 2014 presentation at Milk MADE, is at it again for fall 2014. For this season she is comfort with a different perspective. “It’s all about landscapes,” Jean-Pierre said. Black, grey and white are a must. The result is a strong collection of knits, soft materials and silk textures.

Already a success in her twenties, Azede is taking on NYFW with ease and confidence. The designer has dressed high profile clients like Solange Knowles and Angie Harmon. This girl has an amazing energy and is ready to give it her all.

We talked with the designer about her collection and style:

How would you describe this experience?

It’s very fun. I don’t know how to explain it. It’s just surreal, really. You get to do what you love and you just hope that everyone else likes it.

When did this passion of yours start?

I have always been an artist. I started drawing at a very young age and this was the medium. I was an artist as a kid. I have to create, that’s always been the case. Even if I wanted to choose another profession it would be something artistic.

What was the idea or inspiration for the collection?

This season the whole idea was to be super comfortable. Wear things that you can look at and want to sleep in. That was sort of the underlining theme. Super comfortable cozy clothes, but beyond that I am always inspired by nature. So this season it was an aerial perspective of the world. Australian landscapes, African landscapes, mountains, how everything looks from above. It’s interchangeable, very textural, and cool. There is a lot of chunky knits with bubbles on them, soft fabrics and silk textures.

Tell me about the colors you have used.

The mood board colors are grays and blacks. I wanted to tone it down because of winter. There is a sunset orange that is in the collection because it reminds me of the Sahara Desert from above. There is muted greens, sky blue, dark sky blue for night time, black and white.

How would you define the woman that inspired your collection?

She is very confident. This is a woman that knows who she is and is comfortable wearing anything. She wants to stand out, but sometimes she can stand out in a more subdued way.

You have dressed celebrities like Solange Knowles. What do you think she is looking for?

You know I think she likes to stand out. She likes to be unique and do things that are cool, we do lots of fun things. So I think we attract young girls and women who are very confident in who they are.

What’s next for Azede Jean-Pierre?

I am going to continue with the line and expand it. I think we are going to evolve as a brand and our girls are going to evolve with us. It’s going to be great and amazing!

New York Fashion Week is back and with that a lot of new designers are ambitiously trying to make it in this aggressive business. Azede Jean-Pierre, who made her official NYFW debut last September with a very well-received colorful spring 2014 presentation at Milk MADE, is at it again for fall 2014. For this season she is bringing the idea of feeling comfortable to different perspectives. “It’s all about landscapes,” Jean-Pierre said. Black, grey and white are a must. The result is a strong collection of knits, soft materials and silk textures.